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New 320GB PS3 model for Japan

The CECH-3000B is lighter and more eco friendly, but not set for Euro regions, confirms Sony

New PlayStation 3 model the CECH-3000B has appeared on the Sony Japan website, offering a 320GB hard drive and greener energy consumption.

Revealed by Andriasang the new SKU is available in the classic Charcoal Black and uses 200 watts, compared to the 230 watts of previous systems. It weighs 2.6kg, a weight loss of 0.4kg.

A Sony spokesperson told GamesIndustry.biz that the new model is currently only for release in Japan.

According to listing on the Sony website it will come with a DualShock 3 controller, power cable, AV cable and USB cable, and retail at ¥34,980 (£269).

Sony is also producing a new 160GB CECH-3000 console, but only as part of a Namco Bandai Tales of Xillia X bundle.

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